What’s happening at UBC?- January 2015

January marks the start of a new term at UBC and the month will be filled with some incredible events for you to start your winter off right!

Opening Reception, Tom Burrows Exhibition Thursday January 8th

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is officially launching its Tom Burrows Exhibition on Friday January 9th. To honour this occasion, they are hosting an Opening Reception for the exhibition on Thursday January 8th from 8-10 PM. Admission is free and all are welcome! Further to that, there will also be an Artist Talk coinciding with the opening of the exhibition on Saturday January 10th at 1:30 PM. The Tom Burrows Exhibition at the Belkin Art Gallery will run until April 12th, 2015.

Tom Burrows Exhibit

UBC Student Leadership Conference Saturday January 10th

UBC Vancouver is home to the largest student-led conference in North America and the 2015 UBC Student Leadership Conference (SLC) will be held on Saturday January 10th. Featuring two outstanding keynote speakers, 70+ workshops and interest sessions and a delicious lunch, the SLC is a must-do experience for everyone at UBC. Find out where your “next-step” will take you by registering online at www.slc.ubc.ca. Register ASAP to ensure you get into your preferred sessions!

SLC next step

Work in Canada Workshop Friday January 16th

UBC’s International House is hosting a “Work in Canada” Workshop on Friday January 16th from 12Pm-1PM at the International House Lower Lounge. International students and / or their spouses are encouraged to check out this session to learn tips and procedures for seeking employment in Canada. Interested attendees can contact international.house@ubc.ca.

UBC Arts Career Xploration Thursday January 22nd

On Thursday January 22nd, the annual Arts Career Xploration (ACX) event is being held at UBC. This event is targeted at undergraduate students studying in the Faculty of Arts and aims to demonstrate to students the endless career opportunities available to students with an Arts education. Students will be able to attend two industry-focused panels featuring UBC Arts alumni, as well as have a chance to mingle and network with 40+ graduates from the Faculty of Arts over hor’ dourves. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers and cost $5.00 ($10.00 at the door).

ACX 2015

UBC Continuing Studies presents “Build your Linkedin Profile”Saturday January 24th

UBC Continuing Studies is hosting a “Build your Linkedin Profile” introductory course on Saturday January 24th from 9AM-12PM at UBC Robson Square. If you are interested in getting an introduction to the Linkedin site and get an understanding of how you can use the site to your professional benefit, then this course is for you! Those interested can register online and the course fee is $90.00+ tax.

UBC Music presents “Brassfest” Sunday January 25th

On Sunday January 25th, UBC and the UBC School of Music are inviting brass-enthusiasts of all ages to attend “Brassfest!” Running from 11AM-6PM, this special event will feature workshops, performances and equipment & sheet music displays. As well, “Brassfest” will featured guest artist and horn player, Jeff Nelson. Interested attendees should pre-register online by January 23rd.


UBC Suicide Awareness Day- Wednesday January 28th

On Wednesday January 28th, UBC is hosting its annual UBC Suicide Awareness Day. This day is held to bring awareness to the UBC campus community regarding suicide prevention by educating students, staff and faculty on the resources available to them on campus. There will be on-campus promotion at various units across UBC with educational resources available and all members of the UBC community are encouraged to wear orange in support of the day!


January will be a very fun & informative month at UBC! Don’t miss out on these wonderful events and be sure to check out UBCevents (www.events.ubc.ca) and @UBCevents for daily updates on all that is happening at UBC!

Written and prepared by Ian Schultz, UBCevents Communications Assistant